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RE: Mobley Sim Card Routers

Have read some negative reviews on the M1 which is why I ask. Chuck
chuckbear 09/15/20 04:37pm Technology Corner
Mobley Sim Card Routers

I would like some feedback from anyone that is using their Mobley Sim in a Netgear Nighthawk M1 on how it is working and how long you have been using it. Also, what else is anyone else using with the Mobley Sim. I need to replace my 815S so looking for any other devices. Chuck
chuckbear 09/15/20 10:51am Technology Corner
RE: Solar Panel Wiring on Rubber Roof

I put the wires in the gray flexible plastic conduit (Lowes/HD) and used Dicor Self Leveling for the "glue" to hold it down seven years ago and still in place. That is kind of what I was thinking and I'm glad to hear you've had success. I don't want to leave the cables exposed to the elements and have been wondering what to enclose them in. I take it your roof is rubber as well? Do you have any photos? Thanks for all the replies from everyone. I did this a few years ago with the wiring and coax for my sat dish. It is still holding up fine. BUT, be sure to coat the plastic conduit or the UV will make it so brittle it will fall apart over time. I coated mine with Hengs roof coating. Chuck
chuckbear 09/11/20 07:16am Tech Issues
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

And MTV was going to kill the radio. How did that work out? Chuck
chuckbear 09/07/20 04:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Update

Streaming does not work for everyone and is not available everywhere. If you don't leave your home where you have high-speed internet, I suppose it is great. For those of us that travel, maybe not so much. We spend lots of time in places that don't even have cell service, let alone internet for streaming. Add to that the cost for data to do any serious streaming while on the road, and it will probably cost more than satellite. We do have occasions where the trees block the sats, but that is seldom and we can often just move to another spot in the same park and problem solved. The demise of satellite has been discussed for years, yet they are still around and will be for some time to come. If streaming works for you, great, but know the limitations first before you dump everything else if that is your favorite form of entertainment. Get all the facts rather than opinions. We'll hold on to our Dish subscription for a while. Chuck
chuckbear 08/30/20 02:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

My god, timmac has to stir up this same old story time after time if he can't find someone already discussing satellite service. His predictions of DirecTV's demise next year has been going on for years. Responding just feeds into his craziness. Maybe someone should dig up information on the internet about his demise by next year. That would be a better discussion than this same tired old rhetoric. He apparently has an ax to grind with DirecTV and has made it his mission in life. Too bad he has to bring it here constantly. If you like DirecTV, keep it. They are not going anywhere anytime soon. If you don't like it, move on. His streaming pitch is not for everyone. We use it but not as a replacement for our satellite service. It doesn't work for us any many others. If streaming works for you, great, but we don't need to hear over and over how we will all lose our satellite service soon. Most of the business DirecTV lost went to Dish, which if you don't know, is a satellite provider. Give us all a break. Chuck
chuckbear 08/30/20 01:56pm Technology Corner
RE: door lock won't open

The Trimark door lock failed on our Class C.....could not open door. Ultimately found out that Trimark T-507 lock assemblies had a defect.....the latch bolt was made out of pot metal.....many broke over the years. The new ones now are made of steel. This is not the same issue as a lock cylinder failing, which many have done. Chuck
chuckbear 08/10/20 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: door lock won't open

Ours is a Trimark and the deadbolt key no longer works in the lock. Fortunately, we were able to finally unlock it and get in but we no longer use it. Just the door latch lock. These Trimark door handle/locks are junk and fail often leaving owners locked out of the rig. We are looking for alternatives to Trimark. This is our third lock that has failed. The deadbolt works using the inside locking lever so the problem is the cylinder which can't be replaced. Chuck
chuckbear 08/10/20 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Planning solar system for 1995 Fleetwood Southwind

Our '99 Bounder has plenty of room on the roof for solar panels. But my reservations has been the fact that most campgrounds and even boondocking sites are tree-covered. I don't want to spend a lot of money for very little return. Just looking for some feedback. Chuck
chuckbear 08/08/20 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Latest travel warning

I think they issued the exact same advisory word for word for travel to Florida. Chuck
chuckbear 08/08/20 08:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Savannah, GA or lower SC along I-95

We use Savannah RV Resort when going north or coming south on 95. Chuck
chuckbear 07/29/20 08:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: AC went out after getting unplugged?

Go up on the roof and pull the AC cover off. Check the start capacitor to see if it blew out. If you don't know how to check one, do a Google search. If you're still not comfortable, call an AC tech. Chuck
chuckbear 07/26/20 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motel 6 leaves a Porch Light on but ...

I think the main reason is the total lack of consideration for others. Chuck Sounds like you live in a sad world, do us a favor and stay there. I live in a very happy world and a very full life thank you. I suspect you might be one of those people that fall into this category. Why else would you find the need to make a statement like this since you don't know anything about me or my life? Chuck
chuckbear 07/13/20 02:35pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Motel 6 leaves a Porch Light on but ...

I think the main reason is the total lack of consideration for others. Chuck
chuckbear 07/13/20 08:40am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

You're going to see more and more of these types of reviews as the flood of new and inexperienced RV owners hit the parks. Things aren't going to be as rosy as the RV salesman told them it was going to be and the bad reviews will roll in. We just read between the lines and try to find the appropriate information that actually makes sense and ignore the rest. Reviews can still be used to determine the right choice, it just takes a little more work. Chuck
chuckbear 07/12/20 09:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Paid Caravans to Alaska Worth it?

Coming from the boating community, we often would get two to ten boats together that were heading in the same direction. Many were new boaters that just wanted the security of having someone else along. We all got together before each leg of the trip and discussed our departure, route and stops. If anyone wanted to go their separate ways, we wished them a safe passage. We traveled together for the most part and often agreed to stops and side trips. Everyone paid their own expenses. We would make marina reservations as a group for each stop. These same things can be accomplished with an RV. Just start asking around and posting in RV forums. I would bet you could put a group together and keep your ten grand in the bank for a while. You would also probably find some experienced RVers or folks that have made the trip before to help lead the group. Good luck in whatever your choice is. Chuck
chuckbear 07/09/20 10:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Extended run, homemade or store bought?

We built our own for a fraction of the cost of the premade units. We explain how-to here. Those that can't get it to work aren't taking care to be sure everything is sealed properly so there are no air leaks. It's an easy project and ours lasted for a very long time under adverse conditions. Chuck
chuckbear 07/05/20 07:43am Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam Insurance is harrassing me

They are major spammers and use every trick in the spammer's book. Get a good call blocker from your phone's app store. They will change the number once you block one, so you will just have to keep up with blocking the different numbers. It worked for me. After more than a year, I have the calls down to about once a week. Chuck
chuckbear 07/02/20 10:50am Good Sam Insurance
RE: Directv access card

Rather than do nothing, call DirecTV and ask them if this is legit and ask them why? Chuck
chuckbear 06/16/20 10:49am Technology Corner
RE: North thru/around Wasington DC

You really need to plan...running West 64 and North on 81 will add a lot of time and miles If that is a concern... If you have NO SCHEDULE, go that way. OR Just north of Richmond hop onto 301.. 301 N to 301 N/50 E .. cross the Bay Bridge... 301 N to Rt 1 North and back on 95 at Wilmington DE After moving from Maryland to Florida, we make this trip often. We NEVER go through the northern Virginia, DC area, unless it's 3 A.M. on a Sunday morning, and even then... We use the 301 route except we connect to 97 and rejoin 95 at the Baltimore Beltway. More stops for traffic lights but well with it. Also, lots of opportunity for fuel stops and food if needed.
chuckbear 06/03/20 08:18am Roads and Routes
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